Reidelbergers Take Final Film Bows
Filmmaker favorites Fran and Brooke Reidelberger have taken their final bows to quietly slip into retirement after 35 years criss-crossing North America with their travel films.
“It has been a great ride for us—almost unimaginable,” said Fran, “and we will miss everyone, but, all good things come to an end at some point.” He added:
“Hopefully, each of us finds the perfect time to leave, and all things considered, we think we have found that magical moment—to exit stage left.”
While the couple admit they will miss the business and all their friends, they are excited about retirement. They are already staying at their retirement pad in Mexico.
They plan to do a lot of traveling—without looking through a camera viewfinder.
Fran was a former award-winning newspaper reporter and editor before he entered filmmaking. He began his 14-year journalism career as a reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and ended it as editor of the Decatur, Illinois, Herald and Review.
Brooke, the daughter of the late James W. Metcalf, a well-known travel film producer in his day, was a former magazine photographer and travel consultant before she married Fran.
The Reidelbergers began their dual travelogue careers in 1977 represented by Windoes Travelogues, Inc.